NEWS BRIEF The UN Security Council says Portugal’s Antonio Guterres is its unanimous choice to be secretary-general.
Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the UN, tweeted the news:
Breaking: UN Security Council united around choice for next Secretary-General—Antonio Guterres. pic.twitter.com/phMxjLb9OI— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) October 5, 2016
Guterres is the ninth person—and the ninth man—to hold the position. He succeeds South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon, who is retiring.
Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister, previously served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees.